Flooring inflation breaks helter-skelter pattern

The rate of inflation in flooring has fallen for the second successive time in more than a year.

Since November 2022 the rate has seen inflation rise and then fall and rise again, but in November 2023 it broke the pattern, dropping from 7.7% to 5.7%: it had been 9.4% in September 2023 and 9.3% in November 2022.

Price increases for carpets and rugs dropped from 8.7% to 7.1%: the lowest rate this year.

Smooth flooring saw increases drop from 3.9% to 1.7%, another low for 2023.

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